Optoma Technology Inc. has introduced its first two models in a new series of data-grade portable projectors to be sold through general retail channels.
The new DLP-based PRO250X and PRO150S both feature a brightness of 2800 ANSI lumens and deliver a 3000:1 contrast ratio.
The PRO250X and PRO150S are now shipping and carry end-user pricing of $649.00 and $549.00, respectively.
“It’s important that consumers be offered a selection of projectors that give them flexibility to meet their resolution requirements and their budget,” said Jon Grodem, director of product and marketing for Optoma. “These powerful new projectors offer tremendous value and are extremely well suited for lighted rooms, including classrooms or meeting rooms, with 30 or more seated people. Buyers of other projection technologies will now receive the many benefits offered by DLP at comparable prices.”?
The PRO250X operates at a native XGA resolution (1024×768). The PRO150S operates at native SVGA resolution (800×600). Both projectors support PC, Mac and Linux at resolutions up to 1920×1080 and can also accept common global video inputs and video formats up to 1080p (HDTV, EDTV, SDTV, NTSC, PAL and SECAM)
Each uses less than 1 W of power in standby mode. The projection lamp in both models lasts up to 3,000 hours in bright mode or up to 4,000 hours in standard mode. VGA pass-through of computer signal in standby mode displays the image onto a computer monitor without turning on the projector or use additional VGA splitters. Power consumption is rated at 255 W (bright) or 230 W (standard).
They can be used for front or rear projection, can be ceiling mounted, or can be used as portable tabletop projectors. Each projector weighs five